Perspectives on Leadership: From the Science of Management to Its Spiritual Heart / Edition 1

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In tracing the intellectual roots of business leadership over the last one hundred years, award winning author Gilbert W. Fairholm argues that until recently, spirit and soul have been absent from the major models. After outlining the elements of the five major ideas about leadership, he goes on to define and make operational a new focus that must exist in order to truly understand the leaders' role in relation to workers.

The study begins with scientific management and traces the evolution of leadership ideas through the quality movement, on to values-, culture-, and trust-based leadership models, and concluding with an emphasis on spirit in the workplace. It suggests that the leader in the twenty-first century will need to embrace a leadership style based on the main premise of each model along with a focus on ethics, community, service, and spirituality.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567202021
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 194
  • Lexile: 1150L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

GILBERT W. FAIRHOLM is Emeritus Professor, Graduate Program at Virginia Commonwealth University, Adjunct Associate Professor of Leadership at the University of Richmond, and Visiting Professor at Hampden-Sydney College.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Leadership as Management 1
1 Evolution of the Manager as Leader 3
2 Purposes of Management 17
Pt. II Leadership Excellence 23
3 Leadership as Excellent Management 25
4 Defining Quality Operationally 31
5 Skills Needed for Leadership Excellence 39
Pt. III Values Leadership 47
6 Overview of Past Leadership Theories 49
7 Defining Values-based Leadership 55
8 Principles of Values-based Leadership Theory 61
9 The Values-based Leadership Model 67
Pt. IV Trust Leadership 73
10 Unified Cultures 75
11 Defining Culture 81
12 Shaping Culture 87
13 The Leadership of Trust 91
14 Leadership and Multiculturalism 103
Pt. V The Spiritural Heart of Leadership 109
15 The Place of Spirit in Our Work Lives 111
16 Defining Spiritual Leadership 117
17 Problems with the Current Situation 123
18 Understanding Spiritual Leadership at Work 129
19 Application of Spiritual Leadership at Work 137
20 Applying Spiritual Leadership 143
Bibliography 155
Index 163
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